We are always looking for ideas about how to plant vegetables in our small gardens. With careful planning, you can have one. Just make sure that you make the most of what you have and that your garden will be beautiful and sunny!
If you have limits to your space, sunshine or poor soil, then raised beds and planting in containers is a great substitute.
Farming in the holders will allow you to have a garden on your patio or your steps. When you use containers the best varieties to plant is dwarf plants, like Cherie tomatoes and shallow-rooted plants like radishes, garlic, leeks and lettuce. Holders can be anything from old buckets to plastic growing bags if you have good drainage. Water them often and fertilise your crates during the growing seasons.
Raised garden beds allow you to grow a lot of vegetables and you have significant advantages like better drainage and easy access. It maximises the walking space. Keyhole beds give access to all crops. This type of garden bed has a small inlet, looks like a keyhole, increasing living space relative to the walking area.
Optimize your spacing between your beds and your walking space. Paths between beds should be narrow, grow your vegetables as close to each other without hindering their growth.
Vertical gardening may be the best tip of all. You can have a whole lot of crop growing vertically on trellises, fencing or netting. The best vegetables to grow vertically is squash, beans, peas, winter squash, pumpkins, spinach and cucumbers. Growing these crops on top of each other in a verticle way frees up space for other vegetables.
Wall-mounted planters are available in many stores countrywide and is a great way to plant herbs. Grow food in your front yard. Sneak in a few edible plants to make up part of your landscaping by using ornamental vegetables and herbs.
Succession planting is an excellent way of saving space and maximising your soil. This planting method means that you keep on rotating your different vegetables. When you have planted potatoes, consider replacing them with carrots using the same earth. Do not let valuable garden space sit idle, always plant something new when an area becomes available. Plants reach maturity at different times, plant them at intervals. When the growth of the one vegetable is mature, then immediately replace it with a new type of crop.
Interplanting is also a great tip and is when you plant two different types of vegetable into the same patch. You can plant radishes with your spring onions.
Grow in partial shade. Leafy greens mushrooms will flourish in partial shade. Remember that many crops can grow in the winter season as well, plan what you will be planting. Be sure to familiarise yourself with the types of vegetables and the seasons when they are fruitful.
Ask for assistance if you need to. Many people have been successful in planting small gardens. Use the media and teach yourself to excel in growing small vegetable gardens.